It’s not just impressive on the beach (although it’s certainly that) but a sign of a strong, functional body. Follow this guide for eight weeks to earn yours. In this definitive guide to getting a six-pack, we’ll share the five commandments to follow if you want a solid six-pack, a training plan that replaces sit-ups with spine-healthy core builders, a seven-day meal plan to help fuel your efforts, and tips to help keep your metabolism firing on all cylinders, all day
How To Get A Six-Pack
1. Train with “anti” movements
Your core does its best work when resisting movement, preventing you falling over when the train brakes. Modern core training focuses on such “anti” movements.
2. Work the whole unit
Your abs aren’t everything. Working your obliques, transverse abdominis and lower back will prevent imbalances and, as a side bonus, will let you lift bigger.
3. Use standing up exercises to hit your core from all angles
Real-life exertion rarely happens when you’re lying down, so the majority of moves in this plan don’t either. You’ll get used to using your core from all angles.
4. Eat better, not less
When it comes to food, calories are less important than quality. In this guide, we’ll show you how to eat for abs without starving yourself.
5. Reduce stress
The stress hormone cortisol causes you to store belly fat, so too much means you’ll never see your abs however hard you train. Eliminate it and see results faster